- Think about a fence (From Tina). Whether for aesthetics or for function fences are good for the garden. Different fences can solve different issues. A simple wire fence may keep out the smaller garden pests like rabbits but a much taller version is needed for deer.
- Consider engineered lumber as a material (From Carol). It's also known as composite wood and goes under a couple brand names. It's made from recycled plastics and wood particles and lasts a long time. If I remember right it has a nearly 20 year warranty. Not bad!
- Look for salvaged materials (from Kookster). You can find salvaged or leftover bricks and materials to use for your raised beds at listing services like Craigslist and Freecycle.
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009
3 More Things About Raised Beds
In my last post I mentioned 11 Things to Think About When Designing Your Raised Bed Vegetable Garden. Here are a few more ideas suggested by commenters!
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Dave is the author of Growing The Home Garden and runs a small nursery business growing vegetables and herbs for local customers in Spring Hill, TN. (Blue Shed Gardens or FB page). He has written for gardening publications, Troy-Bilt and Lowe's and is available for edible garden consulting. Dave gardens organically and when he isn't writing, collecting seeds, or propagating plants he's parenting his 4 children as a stay at home dad.